Matthew 3 Bible Commentary - John Baptizes Jesus
Summary of Matthew 3. John the Baptist preached in the wilderness saying Repent. He wore a garment of camel's hair. He baptized those who confessed their sins. He called the Pharisees and Sadducees vipers. He talked of he who was mightier than him who would baptize in the Holy Ghost. Jesus came and John baptized him. The heavens opened up and the Spirit of God descended by a dove. See below for Biblical advice and commentary concerning Matthew 3.
Matthew 3 Scriptures
1 In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,
5 Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the region round about Jordan,
Matthew 3 Biblical Advice and Commentary
Mat 3:1-6: Preaching and Baptizing in the Wilderness. John preaches repentance in the wilderness. Those who confessed their sins and repented were baptized in the Jordan. John has a garment of camel’s hair, and his food was of locusts and wild honey. (The Bible History of John the Baptist).
John the Baptist
Mat 3:11: Being Baptized in the Holy Spirit is Different Than Being Baptized With Water. Water baptism is a public act to demonstrate that they have repented of their sins and they are dedicated to Christ. Being baptized in the Holy Spirit is where the Holy Spirit fills you and gives you power to do the work of God. Matthew 3:11 advises about the differences between water baptism and spiritual baptism.
Jesus Baptized by John
Mat 3:13-16: John Baptizes Jesus With Water. John baptizes Jesus in the Jordan river. When Jesus came out of the water the heavens open up, the Spirit of God descends like a dove, and God speaks. (The Bible History of John the Baptist).
Mat 3:17: The Messiah Will Be the Son of God. The Prophecy: Psalm 2:7, “I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.”. The Prophecy Fulfilled: Matthew 3:17, ”And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”, Mark 1:11, and Luke 3:22. (Jesus in Prophecy).